Illuminations

Perth’s FringeWorld runs amok with random presentations across and between genres and artforms, serious and silly, at all levels of ability and professionalism.

Amber Hasler

To many Perth dwellers it may appear that the Fringe Festival was a new innovation in 2012. A brief chat with Amber Hasler soon dispels this notion.

Francis Italiano

Every community may have a story to tell - but its not often that we find there are enough listeners. And finding listeners who include mainstream theatre companies isn't always the easiest of achievements.

Paul McDermott
Paul McDermott spoke to Australian Stage's Anna Locke about his upcoming solo show, Paul Sings, touring to Perth for one night only as part of the Wild West Comedy Festival and then to Brisbane, Newcastle and Canberra.

Glynn Nicholas

When I first saw Glynn Nicholas perform he was in a dress – on ABC's The Big Gig playing Paté Biscuit, a drag parody of children's entertainer Patsy Biscoe – but today I'm asking him for advice on manhood.

Kyle J Morrison

Last year in June 2011, Kyle J Morrison, Artistic Director of Yirra Yaakin Theatre, received a very special email: an invitation to perform at the Globe theatre as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad; and he said no!

2012 Perth International Arts Festival
Running from 10 February to the 3 March, the 2012 Perth International Arts Festival will be the 60th Festival and the first for new Artistic Director Jonathan Holloway.

As Wesley Enoch chats with Australian Stage’s Sarah Wells from sweltering Melbourne in the wake of the successful first run of visual theatre company ERTH’s The Nargun and the Stars, the award winning director is ebullient.

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The Umbilical Brothers

You don’t need to flex your visual imagination muscle in the latest show from The Umbilical Brothers. Because two green screens, a lot of cameras, special effects, computer power and an onstage tech wizard named “Doug” do it for you.

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Because the Night | Malthouse Theatre

If you’re looking for a show that’s completely different and unlike anything you’ve seen in Australia, head to Because the Night.

Chess The Musical | StoreyBoard Entertainment

For fans of the musical, the problems and changes to the book and plot of Chess are as familiar to them as the score itself and arguably, all this messing about has resulted in an inability to now claim anything as a definitive version. 

Berlin | Melbourne Theatre Company

Through the eyes of her own children during a family holiday to the German capital in 2015, Murray-Smith pondered the feelings and implications for the young drawn to a city so rich in history and creativity but also one so profoundly soaked in shame.

The Removalists | New Theatre

The behaviour of the men is misogynous. The behaviour of men in authority menacing. The Removalists is as relevant today as it was then.

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MTC to premiere Digital Theatre

Audiences around Australia will have the opportunity to see Melbourne Theatre Company productions direct from stage to screen with the premiere of MTC Digital Theatre – Friday 16 April 2021.

Audience wanted!

Come Dance with Me is a brand new TV dance competition show filming at Docklands Studio Melbourne for American Television.